SD News

Health Department Awards $500,000 For Mosquito Control

Nearly 200 South Dakota cities, counties and tribes will share in $499,911 in grants intended to control mosquitoes and prevent West Nile virus (WNV), the Department of Health announced today.

Rep. Haggar Resigns, Governor Invites Public Input

State Rep. Don Haggar has resigned his seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives. Haggar, a Sioux Falls Republican, has served in the state House since 2013, and is currently the body?s speaker pro tempore.

348th Ave. Bridge Over I-90 Closed

The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed a bridge over Interstate 90 four miles east of the east Chamberlain interchange after it was damaged by an over-height vehicle.

United States Supreme Court Rules with 12 Attorneys General on Immigration Law

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court issued a decision allowing President Trump?s executive order, commonly called the ?travel ban?, to take effect, with certain exceptions. The Court will hear the merits of the travel ban appeal this fall.

State Parks to Celebrate Independence Day

Celebrate the 4th of July early in South Dakota?s state parks. From parades to campsite decorating contests, state parks are ready to celebrate the holiday weekend with family fun for all ages.

State Park Visitors are Advised to Leave Fireworks at Home

The upcoming Fourth of July holiday is a popular time in South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking state park visitors to leave fireworks at home.

Aurora County Man Arrested for First Degree Rape

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Robert Lincoln Will III, 35, Plankinton, was arrested on one count of rape in the first degree, class C felony, punishable by up to life imprisonment and/or $50,000 fine.

Highway 85 Erosion Repairs

The South Dakota Department of Transportation says crews will begin making erosion repairs along Highway 85 between Spearfish and Belle Fourche beginning Monday, June 26.

Sixth Annual Youth Trooper Academy June 26-30

PIERRE, S.D. ? What it is like to train to become a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper will be experienced by 24 South Dakota high school students next week.

Governor's Column: Pulling Through Another Drought

As of late, I have been keeping my eye on the U.S. Drought Monitor. The monitor is updated each Thursday, and as I write this, over 50 percent of the state is in a drought with an additional 32 percent experiencing abnormally dry conditions.